This is an evening out to true cowboy land here in Southern Osceola County, where the original American Cowboys came from! Round-trip transportation is included down to the dude ranch, where upon arrival the fun begins!
First up you will experience an old-fashioned, tractor-pulled hayride at Westgate River Ranch that takes you into the beautiful, 7,000-acre KICCO Wildlife Management Area (KICCO stands for “Kissimmee Island Cattle Company), which runs along the Kissimmee River. View wildlife as the talents of a singing cowboy who belts out classics and popular contemporary tunes, while also providing interesting trivia about the KICCO Wildlife Management Area. On your 45-minute Hayride adventure, you might be lucky enough to see wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bald eagles, wild hogs, hawks, sand hill cranes, wading birds, cows, bulls, alligators and wild turkeys.
Enjoy a family-style cookout buffet at the East Corral – that includes barbecue chicken, hotdogs, corn on the cob, fries, baked beans and a selection of beverage options. Dessert is also served up in the form of a delicious cobbler! (menu is subject to vary in true cookout fashion)
After filling up, we are off to the rodeo!! Eight seconds may not seem like a long time, but when you’re watching a bull rider trying to stay on a bucking bull, it seems like an eternity. Be mesmerized by the excitement and unpredictable danger of the Saturday Night Rodeo for an evening of family fun at the 1,200-seat rodeo arena. This fun-filled weekly rodeo draws rodeo athletes from all over to compete in trick riding, calf roping, barrel racing and, of course, bull riding. The rodeo is a guest favorite as you get the opportunity to view talented contestants and also enjoy a patriotic tribute to our armed forces.
In addition to enjoying the rodeo spectacle, little cowpokes can participate in a real “calf scramble” where boys and girls try to remove a ribbon from a calf’s tail. The first one to get the ribbon receives the prize!
The fun doesn’t stop once the rodeo ends! If you feel bull riding isn’t that tough, take a spin on the Mechanical Bull. Or get your feet moving to the lively Dance Party where kids can sing, dance and compete in games while the lively DJ entertains the crowd with tunes such as “Macarena,” “Electric Slide” and even “Cotton Eyed Joe.” Just outside the River Ranch Saloon where you’ll hear music and games from a lively DJ to end a fun evening. This is a great alternative way to spend a Saturday night whilst in town!
Departs Orlando at approx. 15:00
Arrival at River Ranch approx. 16:30
Depart River Ranch at approx. 20:00
THINGS GUESTS NEED TO KNOW OR BRING:
PERSONAL ITEMS: Camera and bug spray.
DRESS CODE: Casual & cool.
All timings are approximate and subject to change. Food and drinks are included only when noted in the inclusions. No other food or drink is included within the tour product and guests are advised to take money to purchase them as necessary. Gratuities are not included for the tour guides or drivers. Many guests often ask us what a normal gratuity is, and we regularly state $2 per person for the tour driver and $2 for the guide. Gratuities are not mandatory but are encouraged upon receipt of good service.
Wheelchair Bound Guests
If you require a wheelchair, please be sure to tell us. There are 2 forms of wheelchairs: collapsible manual chairs, and non-foldable electric wheelchairs. It is very important to know what type of chair you will be travelling with. There are multiple vehicles with wheelchair lifts and these can normally accommodate wheelchair bound clients; however, the vehicles need special reservations. Be sure to confirm this with us at time of booking, as we need to ensure the vehicle is available when you would like to take the tour.